Search Results: "Laurel Schindelman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"A nap also induces a peaceful, easy feeling."
An uninspired tribute to Laurel Canyon. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF LAUREL OAKS by Lois Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will love this one. (Horror. 10-14)"
Set in south Louisiana and inspired by the ghost stories surrounding the Myrtles Plantation in St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A careful, considered, judicious biography, but uninspired and oh, so long."
This study of Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell's impact on Irish nationalism and on the course of British politics traverses an already well-traveled road. Read full book review >

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ALTOGETHER, ONE AT A TIME by Gail E. Haley
Released: April 22, 1971

"The theme or lesson of each story emerges naturally from the characters and events and adds in its turn an ironic note to the plot's conclusion."
Four short stories, each illustrated by a different artist and each containing an unobtrusive but centrally important moral. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE JUST A HEARTBEAT by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"An unusual counterpart to the more concrete reportage in the likes of Kes Gray's Baby On Board, illustrated by Sarah Nayler (p. 222). (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simple, abstract pregnancy tracker pairs deftly brushed watercolors of small birds and other growing things to a brief text phrased so that it could be read by a sibling or either parent. Read full book review >

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EENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO, AND FLO! by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Brisk and bouncy, this clever adaptation combines animals, action, humor, and typical sibling dynamics to create a lively and engaging escapade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar rhyme is the starting point for this tale of four bossy brothers and their tag-along little sister. Read full book review >

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GOOD JOB, OLIVER! by Laurel  Molk
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Her inventive use of the page makes the book practically boundless—bunnies on pogo sticks bounce out the top, gophers burrow out the bottom, and a springtime palette blooms in every corner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-517-70976-7 Oliver, a rabbit, wants to compete in the big leagues in the annual strawberry-growing contest. Read full book review >

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SAY YOU ARE MY SISTER by Laurel Brady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"The suspense of the intrepid sisters' struggle to survive could keep readers hooked, if they can overlook the melodrama. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Deep family love, secrets, and racial tension highlight this often suspenseful and touching, sometimes wordy drama set in Georgia during WWII, as two orphaned sisters and a baby try to survive. Read full book review >

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GROWING WINGS by Laurel Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The plot and characterizations are not skillfully crafted enough to allow a suspension of disbelief, and the book veers towards pomposity, seemingly raising weighty, philosophical themes, but never really taking flight. (Fiction. 10-14)"
While 11 is a time in a girl's life when her body is undergoing changes, Linnet's physical changes are highly unusual—she is growing wings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Though no doubt quite sincere, this reads more like historical romance than a voyage of self-discovery."
Turgid past-life regression story in which the author claims to find herself through exploring her former existence as King Arthur's queen and would-be successor in fifth century Britain. Read full book review >